We’ve been paying tribute to the brave men and women who have served their country by displaying poppies on the front of many of our buses, and by handing over a cheque for £500 to the Long Eaton branch of the Legion, who turned out in force to accept the donation.
Amongst them was 92-year-old veteran Fred Pepper who, after the Second World War, enjoyed a long career as a driver for Barton Transport, a predecessor of trent barton.
Pictured: From left to right, war veteran and former bus driver Fred Pepper; Army Cadet Corporal Ben Whittle; trent barton Marketing Manager Sarah Taylor with Alan Fairbrother, Sandra Jarvis, Paul Jarvis, Nigel Townend and Beryl Cameron, all members of the Long Eaton Branch of the Royal British Legion.
Commented Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager “We were only too pleased to support this very worthy cause that’s more important than ever considering the recent sacrifices made by our armed services.”
“Buses running on our indigo service that runs 24/7 between Nottingham and East Midlands Airport via Long Eaton, were amongst the first to display the large poppies, and many others can now be seen across trent barton land.”
Added Paul Jarvis, Chairman of the Long Eaton branch of the Royal British Legion: “We are very grateful to trent barton for their generous support. The Legion relies heavily on donations from businesses as well as the generosity of millions of individuals who support us by buying a poppy.”
Fred pictured here enjoying a trip down memory lane behind the wheels of indigo